Is it true that people have sex at younger ages today than in previous generations?
The short answer is no. The rates and ages that young people are having sex have stayed relatively the same over the past few decades. It is, however, a common misbelief that teens have become more sexually active earlier on in life.
So why does this misconception still exist?
One reason could be because technology has allowed young people to better learn and communicate about sex and sex positivity. So it may seem like there are more/younger teens having sex, but in reality it’s just the conversation that has become open to younger folks!
Here are a few resourses that show different tendencies of teens having sex through previous generations:
Our friends over at SendTheRightMessage.ca have produced a fantastic video that goes over better ways that allies can support their friends and families over pronouns.
PPT is partnering up to put on a new group for Young Parents in 2017!
This past month, Planned Parenthood Toronto in collaboration with Regent Park Focus collaborated with GTA youth to create 4 radio shows about sexual health. Check’em out!